Re: Cutting the pregnancy
The 1964 TV version kept Larken's pregnancy, but had her secretly and illegally wed. The emergency about finding a real princess was to find one before she began to show and expose her marriage. They were able to keep a lot of the jokes in this version due to how they side stepped the pregnancy issue. The 64 version also combined the roles of Harry and the Minstrel, so Larken was married to the Minstrel.